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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (326 comments)

in Jamaica where I’m from the country is flooded with guns...flooded. And this is an island surrounded by water on all sides.. Guns are outright banned unless you are a politician or law enforcement. Personal gun ownership is virtually non-existent yet the country has a higher per capita gun murder rate that even the US. One of the highest in the western hemisphere. I know what I'm talking about its not a fallacy at all, in practice its a reality. They smuggle them in from the middle east and Africa where guns are ridiculously cheap. It's a culture problem. When popular media and memes glorify gun murders and guns you have a culture problem. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the entire world yet their gun crimes are extremely low. Again this is reality. So the idea that less legal gun ownership = less criminals with with guns is a pipe dream in the western hemisphere or anywhere where you have a culture of crime.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:gun laws (326 comments)

co-relation != causation. Switzerland has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world yet they have lower gun crimes per capita than Canada so your point is total unsubstantiated bullshit. Like I said it's a culture problem not an amount of guns or gun ownership problem.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:In Japan (326 comments)

Oh i see so you have to have "contacts" such knowing the right people or you're shit out of luck. Gotcha

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (326 comments)

But the criminals "the people that commit the crimes with the guns" will still have guns so everybody loses except them. They will be the last to give up their guns. In the town next to where I live a murder/rapist with a gun broke into a home with a mother with her kids in her home. She called the police then She took the kids up to the attic of her home. He came up to the attic and she was able to defend herself and her kids, she shot him. It goes both ways. Banning guns won't change the culture of crime. The problem with crime is the culture not the guns.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (326 comments)

Well i'm from Jamaica. And like you growing up in JA i have not seen a single firearm except those in use by the security forces. I'm sure you have heard of the gun crime problem there in Jamaica and no there is not "Fast and Furious" program involving Jamaica, and no, Jamaica does not share a border with the USA however the country is flooded with illegal guns that only the criminals have because the citizens do not have the right to protect themselves because guns are outright banned. Sorry to have to break it to you. banning guns from the citizens of the USA will not solve the problem with guns in Mexico. Mexico had a crime problem long before "Fast and Furious" was ever concieved and it will have a crime problem long after.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:Maybe it's time... (326 comments)

Well then advocate for a repleal of 2nd ammendment. Creating unconstitutional laws won't solve the problem because they are unconstitutional and will only get shot down by the supreme court. Last time I checked the constitution is that law of the land be it the right to privacy or the right to bear arms. Oh by the way criminals couldn't care less about what the laws of the land are because...well...they are criminals. If the law says you can't own a gun in USA you think the criminals will say "oh well I guess i can't own a gun then because the law says so"? The only people that would own guns are the criminals. I'm not sure I like that setup. I'm from a country where they ban all guns and guess what they have a higher gun crime rate per capita than the US and the people are left defenceless.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:In Japan (326 comments)

In other words on the the rich or well connected can partake in this activity. way to go.

2 days ago
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3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

andydread Re:gun laws (326 comments)

Are you advocating like the Atlantic that we go the way of Japan and basically ban gun ownership in the US? you know like repeal the 2nd Amendment? in order to curb shooting deaths? If not then that link is moot.

2 days ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

andydread Re:Obama Admin! (284 comments)

Well there are 5 rabidly conservative activist judges on the supreme court and they are the majority so much for that being a "progressive/liberal" thing. Look im not for goverment whether federal or state having ability to rummage though our persons, papers and effects. But your idea that "living document" is a progressive thing is patently false. They all have their agenda and they all are activists to that agenda. Take the second ammendment for example. It says arms and does not specify what arms it just says arms to me that means all arms. Yet you have people on the progressive side that says it means a musket because that is what they had back then so i don't see where that is advocating for "living document" I think machine guns, canons and rocket launchers should be legal as per the constitution because it does not specify muskets. However Reagan banned the people from owning machine guns manufactured after 1986. So to insinuate that one side is activist while the other is not is really not thinking clearly and getting caught up in the talk-radio brainwashing that comes from the other side. They are all activist all of them on the supreme court. Conservative and progressive every one of them.

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

andydread Re:Obama Admin! (284 comments)

http://arstechnica.com/uncateg... This started during the Bush administration. Bush was illegally spying on americans. Illegally because there was no such thing as the patriot act when Bush stated the NSA spying.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

andydread Re:It only takes one ... (381 comments)

Yes we should shut down the CDC. They are incompetent big government.

about a week ago
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The $1,200 DIY Gunsmithing Machine

andydread Re:the solution: (651 comments)

Jeff Flanagan, Please explains what weapons that are "designed to kill a number of people are currently legal" I await your response.

about three weeks ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

andydread Putin's ambitions... (342 comments)

were not considered also. We have Putin threating nuclear war over Ukraine and pulling out of a treaty that Medvedev signed and ramping up production of nuclear weapons. So it makes sense in this day and age unfortunately.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

andydread Re:Fuck Canadian content welfare system (324 comments)

its couldn't care less. Could care less means you care. Couldn't care less means you cannot care any less than you do now. geez.

about a month ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

andydread Re:Great one more fail (600 comments)

HEY! Home invader give me minute to get my fingerprint unlocked so I can defend myself from you that has a gun without such requirements.
HEY! street robber...
HEY! Convenient store robber....
HEY! Park rapist....

about a month ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

andydread Re:Here come the Samsung fanboys... (110 comments)

spoken from a true iTard apple fanboy.

about a month and a half ago

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Microsoft alleged anticompetitive practices agains

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 2 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We discussed the accusation against Microsoft by Barnes and Noble about their patent attacks on Android. The details are out on the extent that Microsoft has gone to make open source undesirable in the marketplace. Barnes and Noble says that this is not just about Android. According to B&N Its about all open source in general and they have filed a detailed complaint (PDF) with the ITC spelling out what they call "extortive practices" on the part of Microsoft against open source. Now we have a list of the actual patents in question and B&N explaining how each one of these patents are invalid."
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Microsoft collects more royaties for Linux

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "Microsoft patent campaign against Linux has ramped up. Wtih 4 more Linux licensees. TomTom and Buffalo among others were snared in the past now the latest victim is Winstron a ODM that has signed a patent license to use ChromeOS and Android."
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Microsoft charging royalties for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "It seems Microsoft's campaign to scare manufacturers away from open source and Linux in particular is proceeding at full force. The latest news is from Digitimes out of Taiwan. Apparently Microsoft is threating Acer and Asustek to pay Microsoft a "License Fee" for the privilege of deploying Linux on their devices. This time in the form of Android and Chorme OS. So basically this campaign is spreading to PC vendors now. What are the implications of this? Does this mean that if I build PCs with Linux (Ubuntu/ChromeOS/Fedora and sell them I am at risk of getting sued by Microsoft? "But because Acer and Asustek are international vendors of netbook PCs, the actual motivation of Microsoft's royalty charge is to keep Acer and Asustek from using Google Android or Chrome OS instead of Windows Mobile for their netbook or tablet PCs, the sources pointed out.""
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I-O Data pays Microsoft for a Linux patent license

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We just hear about the Linux patent license that Amazon purchased from Microsoft for the right to use Linux on its devices. Now it seems I-O Data is the latest to purchase a license from Microsoft for permission to use Linux. "We're pleased to reach this agreement with I-O Data, said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. Microsoft has a strong track record of collaboration with companies running Linux-based offerings, and this agreement is a reflection of our commitment to partner with industry leaders around the world.""
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Microsoft collects more license fees for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We have seen that several companies have paid for Linux patent licenses from Microsoft. It seems that Microsoft is continuing with this strategy to put a cost on using linux.
Now it looks like Amazon has joined the party. They apparently have paid for a patent license from Microsoft for Linux servers. How long are the responsible parties going to put up with this from Microsoft? Can anything really be done about this issue?"

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